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Danvers Police Release 2011 Crime Analysis

A look at this year's crime statistics, provided by the Danvers Police Department.

The has released a break-down of 2011 crime statistics. Aggravated assault, murder, shoplifting, as well as suicide/suicide attempt calls all saw an increase in the past year, according to the department's findings. 

Crimes Against Persons

Crimes Against Persons Average Normal Range 2011 Change Note Robbery 9.6 7-13 9 -6% Non-related Aggravated Assault 31.3 26-37 39 +24% Primarily domestic/acquaintances Murder 0.2 0-1 1 +360% First since 2006 Rape 4.9 3-7 2 -59% Both at hotels Simple Assault 157.3 137-177 152 -3% Primarily domestic related. Indecent Assault 7.1 4-10 3 -58% Two involved acquaintances Violation of RO 34.9 24-45 34 -3% Average amount

Crimes Against Property

Crimes Against Property Average Normal Range 2011 Change Note Housebreak 45.1 29-62 54 +20% Decrease noted compared to 2010 Shoplifting 292.6 253-332 334 +14% Slight increase; primarily at Walmart and Kohl's Fraud/forgery 128.2 111-145 133 +4% CC Fraud, identify theft, counterfeiting Commercial break 28.9 20-38 33 +14% Vandalism 273.3 235-312 218 -20% Recent pattern of broken windows by BBs Larceny from MV 257 207-307 218 -15% Primarily at commercial establishments Larceny from person 23.5 16-31 19 -19% Auto theft 41.3 26-57 19 -54% Way down this year.

Crimes Against Society

Crimes Against Society Average Normal Rate 2011 Change Note OUI 78 46-110 68 -14% Slight decrease Drugs 84.7 66-104 43 -49% Significant decrease Liquor Laws 40.2 25-56 26 -35% Significant decrease, few underage drinking parties

Disorderly/Quality of Life

Disorderly/Quality of Life

Average Normal Rate 2011 Change Note Youth Complaints 186.9 145-229 154 -18% General issues Dispute 576.3 557-596 534 -7% Slight decrease, primarily domestic Drunkenness 144.4 117-172 171 +18% Within normal range Noise Complaints 395.4 334-445 368 -7% Slight decrease Skateboard/Scooter/Bikes 84.9 38-131 50 -41% Few complaints of dirt bikes on Rail Trail Disorderly 145.6 124-168 190 +30% Few involved alcohol

General Service 

General Service Average Normal Rate 2011 Change Note Animal Call 378.4 333-424 306 -19% Mostly for loose dogs Alarm 1770.7 1487-2055 1516 -14% Continuing downward trend Missing Person 51.4 24-79 52 +1% Mostly juveniles Psychiatric 124 102-146 183 +48% Significant increase Suicide or attempt 15.2 11-20 29 +90% Significant increase Medical Call 1634 1459-1809 1976 +21% Increased along with psych and unattended deaths

Traffic 

Traffic Average Normal Rate 2011 Change Note MV Accident 1279.8 1178-1381 1278 +0% Exactly at average MV Offenses 478.3 264-692 341 -29% Lower than average, but within normal range Recovered MV 19.5 10-29 16 -18% Significant decrease, simliar to auto theft Traffic Complaint 576.7 545-608 540 -6% Down, less parking complaints with snow melted

Arrests/Calls for Service 

Arrests/Calls for Service

Average Normal Rate 2011 Change Note Arrests 880.8 668-10 700 -21% Decrease continued, downward trend Calls for Service 15925.6 15332-16519 14863 -7% Slight decrease, continuing downward trend


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